The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1936 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 1, 1936
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PACE BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS •THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , THE COURIER NEWS CO,, PUBLISHERS C. R. DA13COCK, Editor H. W. HAINES, Advertising Manager Sole National •'Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered ns second class matter nt the post office at Blythevllte, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1017. Served oy the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Ulylheville, 15c per week, or $G,50 per year, In advance. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75o for three months; )>y mail In postnl nones two to six, inclusive, $0.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 IXT year, payable in advance. hi War Or Traffic, Innocents Siill Die Americans read with horror tlio lurid stories from Spain of a eon- llict Inking; an avoraj;u «f perhaps 1,000 lives a day. At least 30,000 are dead 171 Spain in Urn death slnitfifb that is now more than a month old. Horrible! Yet in (lie last seven months 18,500 Americans , liuve also been killed, violently, their Wood crimsoning the pavements, their mutilation and agonies no less sickening and sharp. They are just as dead as tlicir Spanish brothers, without even such satisfaction as there may he in dying for a cause. They-. arc (he traffic victims. If their toll increases during the latter part of the year, as it usually does, then the casualty list will be higher this year than ever before. Last year 87,000 died, probably a greater cost in life than the Spanish revolt toll to date. This in spite of ' widespread safely drives and a mass of publicity for highway safely thai has not been equaled in 1 many years. Get what solace you can from the thought that this increased toll prob- aujy is duo primarily to more cars on the roads. Gasoline consumption was up 10 per cent in May as compared lo a year ago, and traffic is probably up in proportion. Your own observation of tourists and traffic in town will verify this: v Statistical sharks ligure thai the deaths per 10,000,000 gallons of gasoline used have actually lessoned somewhat, which is hopeful. But the fact that certain states have made marked reductions in their traffic toll augurs badly for the others. New Hampshire, for instance, reports a 31 per cent reduction. That mums that somebody else is falling down on the job. Tentative figures do tend to show that states which have rigid drivers' license laws have been leaders in reducing their aulo toll, since those laws make it _ easier to get obviously dangerous drivers oil' the streets. But, in the long run, (he law won't settle the problem. It can't. Nobody can make a genuine dent in the slaughter of the innocents except you, and you, and yon. The man behind the wheel is the one who holds in his hands life and death, not only for himself, but for others. Welcome Home We are glad to have the American Olympic athletes once more-on home soil. American pride in tlicir achievements is different from that in some connlric's where it is ft 11 that their teams' achievements added to the glamour and glory of all of their citizens. In America, if you can't run around Ihe block or lift a coal-hod, it really reflects litllc credit on you that you live in the same country with a man who can run 26 miles or pick up a horse. I I'M nice to know that among us live men and women who can go abroad and compete tin better than even terms with fhc best of other countries. Nevertheless, for'what our athletes have achieved the primary glory is theirs. Welcome home, Olympic athletes! Winners and losers, you come home with honor. We are glad and proud to have you among us again! TUHSDAY, SKPTEMBEK Alrociiy Stones One of the things we Americans should have learned during the years from 1014 to 1918 is this: Don't believe all the stories that come out of countries at war, and especially atrocity stories. . One of the potent, means of swinging American opinion toward the allied cause was the talcs of German atrocities. Years afterward, many of them were proved deliberate fabrications. Today, one reads of horrible goings- on in Spain, bishops burned alive, women shot by the scores, non-com- balants butchered wholesale, But remember Unit strict censorship hampers the efforls of correspondents who are trying their best to find out and send you the truth. And remember that, in Die confuse?! horror of civil war, it often is impossible to determine the truth with 100 per cent accuracy. Only time will winnow the trulli from the correspondents' handicapped efforts and the censors' deliberate distortions. Communists wfinlcd to kill me because I wore a clean shirt, and smoked good cigars. —Pnolliio Uzcmlun, Spnnlsh boxer who recently escaped execution by Loyalists. * * * We need to look with a cool eye at the fact thnt (his Is a l;ig country with 127.000,000 people in it. No little two-for-n-ceui program will swing Ihe scnles of destiny for a nation like yours. —David Oiishman Coyle, author and ccnsulting engineer. * t t The European civilization is n (lying one today, while Ihe new world, vital, progressive, and dynamic, lies along Ihc Pacific. —Dr. Adnmnntios Plyzoidcs, University of Southern California. * * * Out in the middle west we don't mind swearing—it's n nood way to get tilings out of your system. —Mrs. Susan Frawley Eisele, Minnesota farmer's wife, adjudged (he best country newspaper columnist of 1930. OUT OUR WAY 3y Williams BORN THIRTY VEARS TOO SOONL SIDE. GLANCES By George Clark ^Ty^iSTi'S-i >'-•'• Isifi MWJ' ? Mj >}&" '•*''' S.M>'ill Jr*-if.A' "- "])eiir, wouldn't yon like io KO fishing, or somewhere, until I finish writing f||j s ninuuilit novel?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson DcAvCrsD DO NOT WORK TOGETHER, IN PELUM& A TREE/ ONLY ONE ANIMAL WORKS ATAMV ONE TIME. O1W BY P.EA SWICE.1NC LOUIS CREATED A LAW IN 1785 WHICH MADE: FT UN- CARRY ANY KIND BUT A r ^r\ sars ID1D, Dili IPS b> NARD JONG <D ">6 UEA $,„,, I Illini.V m:ili: TODAY JUDITH •HOWA1UI' liu* [,rcn rilKllgril lo STUI'HHX l.'OlVI.Kll fur four yvurti. Slu- M':m(s lu Ijc iiuirrkil nnil k|.|.|i L c r Job hi ji Imsliipsti ulllcc l»ii( sieve will nut lu-iir lo (lib. .luilllli ineef.i Sieve for Iimoli ninl llu.)- K ,i ,, V( . r ii,,. riimllliit Jior frlcixlx, VIIIUI.VIA mill 1J()1( JIHXT, arc IIU M ,||,- m.irrli-il, Ihougli Jjglh linve Joli*. Sli-rr ru- filsii'K lo }i\i CDiivliicril. Fijmlly Jiiilllli llm.iilciiii lo lirrulc Ilio iii-M, ii»l.-» lo mine (i) livr 'niuirt- iiii-nl Iliul cvmliit; lo tnlk Ilic niiilfrr OUT. lit eoiiu'H tuij n kliorl UNIL- laler llul, ,mj 1'jrgliiln urrlvc wllli Ilii'lr friend, '10IIY J.VXCII. Sfcvi; unit Tul»- litivi- mi lirKinniNil iinj i], L . I'l-eiiliiK Is Miiku:ird for everyone. Sieve remain* titltr (lie ullicrx liave Kiini'. lie lieu* JnUllli nut (<i Im'Eik Hie diKtievmc'iil, ljul Klie rtm:il]i» linn. sow. co o.v WITH 'HIE sronv CHAPTER V TT was the Bents' habit to drop by for Judith on their way to work. But next morning Virginia slopped at Judith's apartment without her husband. "Bob left early," Virginia explained. "He had some work he wanted to finish before the day's rush." Judilh knew heller, bill she said nothing. Virginia wanted to know the outcome of last night's encounter with Steve—and she didn't care to be bumpered by Bob in her questioning. "Sit down," Judilh invited "You've time to have a cup of coffee with me." "Thanks, darling. And I'll take on a piece of toast, too. I rushed so to get Boh away thai I'm afraid I neglected my own calories." She took the proffered cup,, searching Judith's eyes """ " pencd?" The other smiled. 'Nothing at all, Virginia, He left right after you did—and I didn't change my mind.". "Good!" exclaimed Virginia. She loosed a mock sigh. "I was scared to de-jth you'd give him another chance. I was trying to slay here longer than he did, but finally I saw that he'd caught on lo my scheme.' Virginia was well pleased with the way Judilh w;is taking the finish of her affair with Steve Fowler. "The jiatient's condition is good," Virginia told herself. Hut at the office Virginia's desk wasn't near Judith's. Busy with her own work, she didn't see how many times Judith Howard slopped typing and stared into space. She didn't notice how many times Judith stopped hsr busy fingers to make erasures, or to snatch out Jhe sheets and carbon and begirt anew. ".Well, what hap- Sieve telephoned just before noon and asked her to lunch, "f —I can't do it," Judith faltered. "I've some cxlra work to do" "Then I'll call you tonight," Move told her. "H won't do any good, Steve." 1 m willing to lake the chance." i o , CUE was glad when Virginia sug- Ccstod that they telephone Dob and plan lo stay downtown for dinner. It would help her to forget Steve. "Bob might like to bring along Jerry Macklin. He's in Dob's office, and you'd like him, Judith." Judith shook her head. "I'd rather he wouldn't, Virginia. I don't finite feel up to meeting anyone new." "Just as you say, darling. But I want you lo know I'm not going lo let you stay in mourning indefinitely." The Irio met in a little Italian restaurant which, was a favorite of Bob's. There they struggled with spaghetti in fascinating and unbroken strands, while the Bents did their best lo keep Judith's spirits high. Aided by the delicious food ami the carefree atmosphere of the place, they succeeded fairly well. ' "How nbout a movie?" Bob suggested. "You and Virginia go," Judith me down? Not Ol > your lij •f. I'm fl ifl said. "I'm a tired. And after all this food I'm afraid I'd go to sleep in the theater." "Sure you'll be all right?" Virginia wanted to know when Bob left th& booth lo pay the check. Judith smiled. "O£ course!" But although 'the street car was filled, Judilh felt somehow lonely without Bob and Virginia. Or was it fhe Bents she missed? Wasn't it Sieve Fowler for whom she was lonely? Sieve who had somehow been with her always, aud now had been sent away? She was glad when the ear reached her street, glad when she could flee to the privacy of her own room. Once there she bathed her face and hands, then tried to read. But although she followed the words, they meant nothing, meant no more than if fho pages had been blank. Suddenly the telephone rant', sending Judith's heart into her throat. Without thinking, without self-debate, she took up the instrument and answered. It was Sieve. "I've been trying lo reach yov. for Ihc last hour," he said. "I had dinner downtown with Bob and Virginia." "Still writing your rules of conduct, are they?" asked Sieve bitterly. Judith caught her breath. "It won't do nny good to be angry, Steve. Why can't'you make it easy for me? I—" Judith, I'm coming ove. , „, ing to hnve this out with vou i lakes all night." "But, Sieve, I've told you i, ( '. I feel. There's simply no use I * <. « :;! WITH Ihe realization 'hat < I was no longer on the wl • Judith's voice trailed into silcn, Slowly she replaced the inslr- 1 ' ment in its cradle. { Sieve Kowlcr was comitig I convince her again, as he had ii oflcn convinced her in the p;>: And she mustn't let him. a; mustn't— )'. Quickly she got up from (> | telephone chair, snatched her ]' and coat. In another moment s 5 was racing hurriedly along l : ' sidewalk. She wished now 11' she'd accepted the Bents' invit' lion to the movie. But she cov 1 go alone to the litllc neighborlio' theater near Ihc apartment. Tl would be her haven of rcfin] i Perhaps when Steve found no a. swcr to his ring he would uncle' stand, al last, that she had ma s her decision for the last time. ' In Ihc pleasant half-light of :, neighborhood movie house ? ( found herself confronted by t. , excitement of an African lumli, inp—a feature devoted lo the Ploits of an adventurer v trapped wild animnls for zoos t was relieved that the plotless ri., wore unconcerned with the pro, I lems of men and women in a istic world. But this feature il the program was loo soon finisher.'! and she did not fare so well wi'f the next picture on the doul-l bill. It had lo do with young lov'J with a boy who looked oddly lit' Sieve, and with a girl who mi.d. have been Judith Howard. Bil fore it had been 10 minutes ill the screen, Judith fled. She felt sure thai by now Sto;| would have tried the aparlme'4 and taken his leave. Tired no'.'l both with natural fatigue and till strain of nervousness, she hurrir'l on in the darkness. But half;! block from the apartment buiUl ing she slopped suddenly. Stell stood in the entrance way, imp I tiently smoking a cigarel! Obvil ously he had been waiting thc'l for some lime; and jusl as ob\i| ously he intended to wait longcl Angered, Judith turned and r'[ traced her steps, keeping to 11 outside of the walk so that Sie-_ might not glimpse her. Her min'| loo filled for wariness, let her sti down heedless from the curb. SI. leard the scream of. brakes, t|| sound of tires clutching crazil Twin rays from hcS^lighls Minted her momentarily—and thcl she saw n huge black roadstf smash headlong intern fire hydra'l not 20 feet from wfitrc^shc stool (To Be Continued) von Barnhelm in Lessing's famous On account , of her non-Aryan extraction the Reich's stages weie clcsed to her after Adolf Hitler's advent to power. CHURCH EXCUSES IN "SOUL TRAP:-. A CONTRAP-HOM USED SOUTH SEA ISLANDS FOR THE: soui-S OF" ENB:A-J/£S." 1-1 It is believed Hint the edict of Louis XVI. concerning the shape of handkerchiefs, was made al the request of Marie Antoinette. The (Iiieen believed square handkerchiefs lo be more convi-Uent than the round, triangular nucl cblong shapes-that were In style at the lime. The edict decreed Hint, "The length of handkerchiefs shall be their width, throughout my entire kingdom." Costly Wei! Pays Farmer Big Dividend : By G. W. Barbara; Jim, that;s my husband, has [ bow helpful it would be if st received so many letters com- j P l!m could be worked out wh mending his idea on a non-losable would prevent one losing a chill church letter, that, it amounts al- ' letter ' for nlost everybody wal most to fan mail and he would ' a " ol " tllm S or no " c ° r "• I ' not be • surprised if the got XKX'f: Why dn porcupines swim'high out of Hie wster? Licenses Show More Women Are Hunting Mrs. Minn Edison $10,000 memorial Hughes to her former husband, the lute Thoinns WASHINGTON (Ul>) — Returns from the sale of fishing licenses iivsucd to women aud children in i * "> ona. UUE]JU n. i^tn- 183I> showed im increase of 10,077 j ton - Chicaeo. have, circrcd to pay A. Edison. Mrs. Hughes is a daughter of Lewis Miller, cofounder of Chaulnuqiia. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. ...... .... -. •:ia. Its closest compciilor was i subscribed. Vest Virginia with a lolal of' — — 'uu,h m ma issued ,.062 n J Germen Aclrcss To Make ,;lers' licenses Oregon, 5,184. Aside from the ;houfand taking out to child rra, and tvvciuy-ocld tlio family iccnscs in Minnesota, there were G.'.jll licenses Usiiud io women nd children throughout Uic United States during lKM-3f>, while only 51.-I50 were sold the previous Gifts May End In Red Status of Chautauqua CHAUTAUQUA.. V. iUP)— The Chautnuqiia institiition. cnt- eiiuj; its G3rd year, the way lo financial recovery after three years of incii-btednesf under receivership. Led by Gov. Alt M. l,:incton of Debut On U. S- Stage VIENNA (UP)—New York's theater-going public will soon make acquaintance wilh one of Germany'* most Interesting actresses. Eleonorn von Jlcndelssohn. She is scheduled to appear as Klytnimiicstra in Robert Turncy's "Dnuters of Atroiis'' on the stage of the 44th Street Theater in early autumn. Elcouora is a member of the one-time immensely rich Berlh banking family of' Mendelssohn. This family has produced quite a number of prominent scientists ntid nrtisls. such as (he I8th century philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and the famous composer J'elix Mcudelssohn-Darlholdy. Eleonora's mother is a promi netit pianist, and her brothei K:\iisa.s who (clegraphrd n con-[Francesco is an a.vtsUml of Ma. tiibulion of $50. sn;i]xnlors ofi Rcinhnrdt. tin; insttlullon have doiuicd more She herself rccrlvrd her stngi than SS5.C(10. In iuUtitinn. lenders! education in Hie famous Rein have the promise 01 ;[ third cfjhardt theater school in Berlin, the SC5.000 \-et to h.i raised. on| From Berlin, she went to IHics condition Ihc other iwo-ibirds of scldorf where she joined the fa mous Irouix; of Lmiise Utimont os Angeles Besides To Hoard Gold Ccl ditional InforniAtion. I don't know ' Angeles County has decided lo I just how it will turn out, but I [come an international violator I do feel, if our church only knewj the federal law forbidding the talent we have for doing things, they would simply swarm cut to see us aud would make every effort possible to help us find cur letters so we could join. Jim, that's my husband, said we could try and sec if they would not accept our word and lake us in, but {I know I would not feel more than .'.'£ "If /I" 8 ' 1 ' °" ' liS " clE ' llbors !ln"hcTnoviB e ".ith1 [ ie 0aS not half, this summer. , , Q EOM ,_ Most of th( , lellers wer( . isL year, the neighbors laugh- , full of advice. "Some wanted art- cd when he hired an expert crew - •• - - -. - i to drill n GOO-foot well on his 40-ncre orchard and garden plot. He installed a power pump with a capacity of 300 gallons a minute and constructed" pipe lines to any water to ditches dug through is farm. While his neighbors paw their rops wither. Ed this summer en- oycd one of the best harvests in ears. He believes [his year's re inn will pay for the entire ation system: hcardlnt WPA of gold, workers unearthed a irri-! half joined if we went in without the letlers. So, one can see gold piece dated 1880, while inolishing the old courthouse, in 1886. The coin will be picscrl in the county museum instead I being turned over lo Secrelaryj Ihe Treasury Moigenthau, as law requires. Read Courier News Want AdJ OUR BOARDING HOUSE 7%% \HOOPLE MUST BE "BACK HOME HEf\RD THE YAPP\M<3 UP TH STRE ET POK 7W& TIME \M TWO WEEKS, AMI? WHtM T Ut HOUSE /x COVEY OP BILL COLLECTORS £ -ROOSTIWS OM HIS PROMT With Major HoopJ SO, IT——I WOKTOERET? THE MisK! T-ROM THE TA.VERM WA DOIW6, TIEIM6 SOME - THIMG OVJTO A. LIKIE THAT WAS HWJ61MG OUT OF THE UP- iimount Is roiitribii'rd. Highlights cf Mifpm't in lien to Oov. I.inrtnn's f \tt In-1 she had enormous successes in eluded nn unexpected ricnatioiv Shaw's "Candida" and as Minna addl- and subsequently lo Munich wherr

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